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Wilma J. Beavan, 73, Griswold, CT, died Friday, November 25, 2005 at the W.W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, CT surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 5, 1932 in Susquehanna, PA, daughter of the late William and Beatrice (Sampson) Westgate. For 58 years, Wilma was inseparable from her husband, Clarence L. Beavan. They were married September 19, 1947 in Susquehanna.

Along with raising a family, Clarence and Wilma enjoyed stock car racing. Clarence built a race car and Wilma drove it. She won every race that she competed in except for one, in which she lost a wheel and finished second.

Mrs. Beavan’s number one priority in life was her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and foster mother to many children. She recently assisted in the delivery of a great-grandson. Wilma enjoyed singing and playing piano with her family and in the past had been featured on a radio station in New York. She also enjoyed needlepoint, gardening, painting and family gatherings.

Wilma and Clarence’s family include four sons, William (predeceased), Tim Beavan, Virginia Beach, VA, Robert Beavan and his wife, Sandy, Oxford, MA, Terry Beavan and his wife, Christal, Uncasville, CT; a daughter, JoAnne Sturges and her husband, East Lyme, CT; 17 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a lifelong friend, Millie Palardy, Ledyard, CT.

Funeral services were held in Jewett City, CT. interment, Elmgrove Cemetery, Mystic, CT.

Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of Southeastern CT, 179 Gallivan Lane, Uncasville, CT 06382.


Albert D. Wayman, 61, Hallstead, PA passed away Sunday, December 4, 2005 at his home. Frances Kirk Wayman, his wife of 42 years, survives.

Albert is also survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and John Tapper, Honesdale, PA; six grandchildren, David and Susan Wayman, New Milford, John Tapper II, Wisconsin, Jacob, Jeremiah, Shawnae and Clarissa Tapper, all of Honesdale; four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Thomas, Timothy and Trinity, New Milford; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Sterling Wayman, Harford, PA, Duane and Leah Wayman, New Milford, Gordon and Judy Wayman, Jackson, PA; his in-laws, John and Bernadine Kirk, Lynn Haven, FL; many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents, Scott and Eva Wayman; and by two brothers, Kenneth and Norman Wayman.

Albert was an avid NASCAR fan, especially No. 24, Jeff Gordon. He enjoyed deer hunting until ill health forced him to stop. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, brother and friend, who will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

A funeral service will be held at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, 5 Susquehanna Avenue, Hallstead, on Wednesday, December 7, at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Marilyn Barnard officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Jackson, PA.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the American Diabetes Association, 63 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701; or to a charity of their choice.

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